# divisor

di·vi·sor the number or quantity by which the dividend is divided to produce the quotient

## divisor

noun

The quantity by which another quantity, the dividend, is to be divided.

## divisor

Noun

(*plural* divisors)

- (arithmetic) A number or expression that another is to be divided by.
*In "42 ÷ 3" the divisor is the 3.*

- An integer that divides another integer an integral number of times.
*The positive divisors of 6 are 1, 2 and 3.*

## divisor - Investment & Finance Definition

A number that Dow Jones & Company uses to compute the value of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA). The value of the 30 DJIA stocks are divided by the divisor to arrive at the DJIA. The divisor changes as stock splits occur. The divisor is reported daily in the Wall Street Journal.